February 14, 2011

Calendar — February 14, 2011


Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Wed., Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. JHU/
American Red Cross blood drive. For more information, go to www
.php?sponsorcode=1008, or call
443-997-6060. Glass Pavilion, Levering.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21 (through Feb. 23), 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross blood drive. For eligibility requirements, go to www.hopkinsworklife
locations.html. To schedule a donation, call 410-550-0289. Francis X. Knott Conference Center.  Bayview


Tues., Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m. “Oxidation of Peptides and Proteins by Iron Complexes,” a Chemistry colloquium with Jeremy Kodanko, Wayne State University. 233 Remsen.  HW

Wed., Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m. “Connecting Stellar Explosions to Their Progenitors,” an STSci colloquium with Jose Prieto, Carnegie DTM. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW

Wed., Feb. 16, 5 p.m. “What’s Musicology Got to Do With It?” a Peabody DMA Musicology colloquium with Don Randel, president, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Thurs., Feb. 17, 3 p.m. “The Paragon of Animals: Negotiating Human Nature With Man: A Course of Study,” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Erika Milam, University of Maryland, College Park. 300 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 17, 4 p.m. “Cartesian Consciousness Reconsidered,” a Philosophy colloquium with Alison Simmons, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the Templeton Project. 288 Gilman.  HW

Fri., Feb. 18, 2 p.m. “The Forefathers of Radio,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Bob Buus, formerly of Bell Labs. Parsons Auditorium.  APL


Fri., Feb. 18, and Sat., Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Directions of Realism,” a Humanities Center graduate student conference with keynote speakers Michael Fried, KSAS, and Alex Woloch, Stanford University. 208 Gilman.  HW


Mon., Feb. 14, 1 p.m. “The Rise of Asian National Oil Companies on Global Oil Markets,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program discussion with Willy Haakon Olsen, Statoil. To RSVP, e-mail saisere@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5786. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Mon., Feb. 14, 3 p.m. Grzegorz Kolodko, Kozminski University, Poland, will discuss his book, Truth, Errors and Lies: The Political Economy of 21st Century Globalization. To RSVP, e-mail transatlanticrsvp@
jhu.edu or call 202-663-5883. Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS

Tues., Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m. “Crisis in the North Caucasus: Any Way Out?” a SAIS Central Asia-Caucasus Institute panel discussion wth Ilyas Akhmadov, former foreign minister of Chechnya; Glen Howard, Jamestown Foundation; and Andrei Illarionov, CATO Institute. To RSVP, e-mail saiscaciforums@
jhu.edu or call 202-663-7723. Rome Bldg. Auditorium.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m. “The Natural Gas Revolution: United States and Global Impacts,” a SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment Program panel discussion with Melanie Kenderdine, MIT Energy Initiative; Vello Kuuskraa, president, Advanced Resources International Inc.; and John Quigley, former secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. To RSVP, e-mail eregloballeadersforum@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5786. 500 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m. “The Violent Persecution of Refugees,” a SAIS African Studies Program discussion with Ato Kwamena Onoma, Yale University. For information, e-mail itolber1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5676. 736 Bernstein-Offit Bldg.  SAIS

Wed., Feb. 16, 12:45 p.m. “Can the Euro Survive? Lessons From Latin America,” a SAIS Latin American Studies Program discussion with Desmond Lachman, American Enterprise Institute. To RSVP, e-mail jzurek1@jhu.edu or call 202-663-5734. 517 Nitze Bldg.  SAIS


Thurs., Feb. 17, 5 p.m. Screening of the film Hiding Divya, an exploration of the stigma against mental illness, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s director, Rehana Mirza. Sponsored by the SPH Behavioral Health International Group. W1214 SPH.  EB


Mon., Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m. “Short Telomeres and Age-Related Disease,” Pathology grand rounds with Mary Armanios, SoM. Hurd Hall.  EB

Wed., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. “Science and the World’s Future,” Medical and Biomedical Education grand rounds with Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief, Science Magazine. Strauch Auditorium East, Armstrong Bldg.  EB


Tues., Feb. 15, 4 p.m. “The Contortions of Forgiveness: Betrayal, Abandonment and Narrative Entrapment Among the Harkis,” an Anthropology lecture by Vincent Crapanzano, CUNY Graduate Center. 400 Macaulay.  HW

Tues., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. The 2011 Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Poetry Lecture by Stanley Plumly, director of creative writing, University of Maryland, and former Maryland poet laureate. Mudd Hall Auditorium.  HW

Wed., Feb. 16, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Leaders + Legends Lecture—“Transforming Cities Through Smart Mobility: A Leading Transportation Company’s Approach” by Mark Joseph, CEO and vice chairman, Veolia Transportation. (See story, p. 6.) Business attire required. Sponsored by the Carey Business School. Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.

Wed., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. “How America Invented the Humanities,” a Humanities Center lecture by Geoffrey Galt Harpham, president and director, National Humanities Center. 208 Gilman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 17, 4 p.m. “Molecular Physiology of the Skeleton,” an Orthopaedic Surgery Research lecture by Stavroula Kousteni, Columbia University. 5152 JHOC.  EB

Fri., Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. “Lunar Poles—An Ideal Site for Future Exploration,” a NASA Lunar Science Institute lecture by Ben Bussey, APL. First in a series. Co-sponsored by the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Maryland Space Grant Consortium. 272 Bloomberg Center.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Dean’s Lecture III by Srinivasa Raja, SoM. Sponsored by the Dean’s Office, School of Medicine. Hurd Hall.  EB


Wed., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Wind Ensemble performs woodwind and brass music by Puckett, Crouch, Bayolo, Walton and Mackey. $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall.  Peabody

Sat., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Peabody Camerata performs music by de Falla, Davis and Adams. Griswold Hall.  Peabody

Sun., Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra presents Aaron Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring. $8 general admission, $6 for JHU faculty, staff and alumni, non-JHU students and senior citizens; free for JHU students with valid ID. SDS Room, Mattin Center.  HW


Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Critically acclaimed authors Jessica Anya Blau and Paula Bomer will read and sign copies of their latest novels, Drinking Closer to Home and Baby and Other Stories. (See In Brief, p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.  HW


Mon., Feb. 14, noon. “Molecular Basis of Transcription Preinitiation and Initiation by RNA Polymerase II,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xin Liu, Stanford University. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, noon. “Prokaryotes Fight Back With a CRISPR Response to Infection,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Scott Bailey, SPH. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m. “How the Cell Smells: Deficiencies in Primary Cilia Cause Sensory, Neural and Renal Defects and Obesity,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Peter Jackson, Genentech. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 14, 12:15 p.m. “Ethics at the Frontiers of Science: Approaches to the Oversight of Controversial Technologies,” a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Jeffrey Kahn, University of Minnesota. W3008 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m. “Does Our Current Understanding of Motor Learning Help Neurological Patients?” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Amy Bastian, Kennedy Krieger Institute and SoM. 110 Clark.  HW (Videoconferenced to 709 Traylor.  EB)

Mon., Feb. 14, 4 p.m. “Fragments of an Indian Ocean Life: Aristide Corroller Between Islands and Empires,” a History seminar with Pier Larson, KSAS. Co-sponsored by Humanities. 308 Gilman.  HW

Tues., Feb. 15, 10 a.m. “Innovative Programs for Sexually Transmitted Disease Control at the Baltimore City Health Department,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Elizabeth Temkin. W3031 SPH.  EB

Tues., Feb. 15, noon. “GPCR Signaling in Primary Cilia: Linking Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, Hedgehog and Tubby,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Peter Jackson, Genentech Inc. 612 Physiology.  EB

Tues., Feb. 15, 12:10 p.m. “Intimate Partner Violence, HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Syndemic Among Low-Income Urban Women,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy seminar with Samantha Illangasekare, SPH. Sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research. 208 Hampton House.  EB

Tues., Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. “Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with N. Serhat Aybat, Columbia University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Tues., Feb. 15, 3 p.m. The M. Gordon Wolman Seminar—“Flooding and Flow Path Selection on Alluvial Fans and Deltas” with Douglas Jerolmack, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Geography and Environmental Engineering. 234 Ames.  HW

Tues., Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m. “A Brief History of the Penn Treebank,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Mitch Marcus, University of Pennsylvania. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Wed., Feb. 16, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Noon Seminar—“You Can’t Spell GENETIC EPIdemiology Without Epigenetics” with Dani Fallin, SPH. Sponsored by Mental Health. B14B Hampton House.  EB

Wed., Feb. 16, 1 p.m. “The Association of Obesity With Thyroid Cancer Risk and Markers of Thyroid Function,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Cari Meinhold Kitahara. W3030 SPH.  EB

Wed. Feb. 16, 3 p.m. “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Reactive Capillary Flow,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Edmund Webb III, Lehigh University. 110 Maryland.  HW

Wed., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. “Damage Control—Role of PINK1 and Parkin in Mitochondrial Autophagy and Parkinson’s Disease,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Richard Youle, NINDS/NIH. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Wed., Feb. 16, 4 p.m. “Covarience Matrix Estimation via Convex Optimization: Theory, Methods, Algorithms and Applications,” a Biostatistics seminar with Xi Luo, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. W2030 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 17, 9 a.m. “Carbon Footprints: The Politics of Producing Energy Emissions,” a SAIS Canadian Studies Program thesis defense seminar with Robert Shum. 806 Rome Bldg.  SAIS

Thurs., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. “Metabolomics to Understand Disease Pathogenesis and Drive Therapeutic Discovery,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Gary Patti, Scripps Research Institute. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. “The Effect of Adolescent Cigarette Smoking on Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes in Adulthood,” a Health, Behavior and Society thesis defense seminar with Carol Strong. 744 Hampton House.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m. “Complexity of the Graph Reachability Problem,” a Computer Science seminar with Vinod Variyam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. B17 Hackerman.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 17, noon. The Bromery Seminar—“The Origin and Evolution of Compositionally Stratified Continental Arc Crust” with Rebecca Lange, University of Michigan. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. Olin Auditorium.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 17, noon. “Gene-Based Vaccines Against Exotic Viral Diseases,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jay Hooper, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. W1020 SPH.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 17, 1 p.m. “Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Diversity,” a Neuroscience research seminar with Jane Johnson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB.  EB

Thurs., Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m. “The Use of Active-Set Phases to Accelerate Optimization Algorithms,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Daniel Robinson, Northwestern University. 304 Whitehead.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 17, 4 p.m. “Mechanisms Coordinating Protein Synthesis and Folding Throughout Evolution,” a Biology seminar with Jose Barral, University of Texas Medical Branch. 100 Mudd.  HW

Fri., Feb. 18, 12:15 p.m. “Structural and Kinetic Insights Into the Mechanism of AMPylation by VopS Fic Domain,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Phi Luong, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Thurs., Feb. 18, 12:15 p.m. “Aging and the Conservation of Energy,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Jennifer Schrack. W4030 SPH.  EB

Fri., Feb. 18, 2 p.m. “Developing GAL4/UAS Transgenic Tools to Probe Zebrafish Neural Function,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology thesis defense seminar with Courtney Akitake. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., Feb. 21, noon. “Transcriptional Pausing: A Unique Mechanism in the Regulation of Hematopoietic Differentiation,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Xiaoying Bai, Children’s Hospital Boston. 612 Physiology.  EB

Mon., Feb. 21, noon. “Genetic and Imaging Analysis of Glial Cell Development in Zebrafish,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Bruce Appel, University of Colorado School of Medicine. W1020 SPH.  EB

Mon., Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. “Using Mouse Genetics to Unravel the Pathways That Regulate Morphogenesis,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Irene Zohn, Children’s Research Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW


Wed., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. The 2011 Foreign Affairs Symposium—Global Citizenship: Re-examining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World with former Sen. Chuck Hagel. (See story, in this issue.) 110 Hodson.  HW


Thurs., Feb. 17, 1 p.m. “Using YouTube for Research and Instruction,” a Bits & Bytes workshop, providing an introduction and an overview of the popular video-sharing network. The training is open to Homewood faculty, lecturers and TAs; staff are also welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources. Garrett Room, MSE Library.  HW